Heat Pumps Murfreesboro TN
Heat pumps are popular in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County because winters tend to not be very harsh. This makes it prime territory for a heat pump. A heat pump is essentially a central A/C system that also has the ability to heat your home during the cold weather season.
A heat pump works just how it sounds, it pumps heat into your home during winter and pumps heat out of your home during summer. Efficiency is a big a reason heat pumps are so popular with our customers. They have the ability to both heat and cool your home. A heat pump can be up to 300% efficient, which is a big difference when compared to a gas furnace which are closer to 95%. When temperatures drop below 30 degrees a heat pump is supplemented by a backup electric heating element. These elements look somewhat like what you would find in a toaster or oven coils.
Heat pumps are very inexpensive to run but the backup is not as efficient and use a lot of electricity. Optimal efficiency in a heat pump is gained by setting a temperature that is comfortable (around 70 degrees) and leaving it there. Fluctuating the temperature can cause the the backup heat to come on when it doesn’t need to. Keep in mind that a heat pump may run longer since it puts out less heat than a traditional gas furnace but it is designed to do so. Airstream Services LLC. offers a wide selection of heat pumps ranging from 13 SEER to 16 SEER.
Gas Furnaces – Murfreesboro TN
Murfreesboro and Rutherford county has its fair share of Gas furnaces and Airstream Services has been able to work on most every type in the area. This type of system converts gas to heat. The typical types of furnaces are natural gas, propane and oil. Gas furnaces do an excellent job of heating your home since they expel so much heat. Efficiency for gas furnaces range from 78% to 97%. Of course, the more efficient the unit, the steeper in price. Main components consist of burners and heat exchanger, blower and controls.
A gas furnace works by reacting to the thermostat’s call for heat. An igniter lights a burner, the heat produced by the burner is passed on the a heat exchanger, a blower moves air across this heat exchanger and on to your duct work therefore heating you home or office.